Investigations

The Enforcement Directorate has so far acted against only the small fry in investigations into the Panama Papers case, while the sharks are still out of the reach of the agency’s net, sources say. The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of millions of files from the database of one of the world’s biggest offshore […]

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Friday, 22 December 2017 By Adrian Darbyshire in Business Global law firm Appleby has announced it is taking legal action over the Paradise Papers investigation. Appleby, which has 10 offices around the world including Athol Street, Douglas, has confirmed it intends to sue The Guardian and the BBC over the use of documents it says […]

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INDORE: In a major breakthrough in Panama papers investigations, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized properties worth Rs 48.87 crore in the form of immovable assets of M/s Sintex Industries Limited, Ahmedabad, in Singapore. The action of seizing the properties (equivalent to 62,50,000 Singapore dollar and $3 million) was taken under section 37A of Foreign […]

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Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister has admitted that the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia wasn’t a “normal murder,” however denied it was political and blamed a “criminal gang.” Chris Fearne said the journalist’s death in October 2017 was “particularly striking and shocking for us.” He also admitted that following this case, “freedom of expression in Malta […]

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After 18 months of investigation, hearings and fact-finding missions on the Panama Papers, the European Parliament has now presented 211 strong concrete recommendations to fight international tax avoidance, tax fraud and money laundering. They include many progressive proposals among them the need to draw up a list of EU tax havens in the EU similar […]

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According to the Republic’s Attorney General, Tarek Willam Saab, the citizens’ names are: Víctor Cruz Weffer, Adrián Velázquez, Claudia Díaz, and Eudomario Carruyo. Carruyo had a long time working for state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), in which he worked as a director for firms Palmaven, Deltaven, Pdvsa Marina and Citgo. Saab said other […]

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Police sources said investigators suspected George Degiorgio sent the text message after receiving a signal from his brother Alfred, who they believe acted as a lookout. A boat has been impounded. There was no immediate statement from the men’s lawyers. Evidence gathered so far suggests the bomb was placed inside Caruana Galizia’s rented car while […]

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LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri demanded on Sunday the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT), along the lines of the one formed to probe the Panama Papers case, to investigate the Model Town incident.  Qadri was speaking to the media after a meeting with Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed, […]

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